The cold chain is a major issue in the pharmaceutical industry as a growing number of its products are temperature-sensitive: vaccines, insulin, labile blood products, biotechnology products, tissues, organs, etc.
One medicine placed on the market in two is temperature-sensitive. A variation in its storage temperature can render it ineffective or even dangerous.
Temperature-sensitive human and veterinary healthcare products can be degraded by heat, but also by cold. The cold chain is therefore intended to maintain these products within a given temperature range, by avoiding the temperature exceeding the upper and lower limits defined.
Generally, in spite of their small volume (often bottles, vials, etc.), temperature-sensitive healthcare products can have a very high value. This is why maintaining the cold chain for temperature-sensitive healthcare products is critical, from both an economic and a sanitary point of view.
From the pharmaceutical laboratory to the patient, distribution circuits are complex: wholesaler-distributor, depository-logistics provider, laboratory, pharmacy, hospital, clinic, doctor, etc.
The most common temperature ranges for the conservation of temperature-sensitive medicines are:
OLIVO initially specialised in the food cold chain, but now counts among its customers many logistics providers and healthcare firms using reusable insulated packaging:
The types of refrigeration offered for the healthcare sector are eutectics and cryogenics:
All reusable OLIVO insulated containers meet the thermal and hygiene requirements of the healthcare sector. They are easily cleaned and disinfected.
Based on your specifications, OLIVO is able to carry out a thermal analysis of your needs. Depending on the configuration that you choose, OLIVO can qualify your logistics configuration in accordance with the cold container regulations (standard S99-700).
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